Registering Your Intent to Donate Organs and Tissue

Why should I register to be an organ and tissue donor?

Many lives could be saved if you consent to donate your organs (heart, liver, pancreas, small bowel, kidneys, and lungs) after your death. Donating tissues like skin, bone, tendons, corneas, whole eyes and heart valves can enhance the life of someone who has been burned, or who has vision or mobility problems. 

Who can register to be an organ and tissue donor?

You can consent to be an organ or tissue donor if you are aged 16 or older and fully understand the nature and consequences of your donation. You can change your mind at any time.

Parents cannot provide prior consent for the donation of organs and tissues of children under 16 years of age. Parents can only consent on behalf of their children if and when the opportunity to donate arises. You cannot consent in advance on behalf of someone else. For more information, read the Human Tissue Donation Act.

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How do I register my intention to become an organ or tissue donor?

To register your intention to become an organ or tissue donor, complete the Intent to Donate form and mail it to:

Medicare Office
126 Douses Road
PO Box 3000
Montague, PE
C0A 1R0

As always, you are encouraged to discuss your intention to become and organ and tissue donor with your family.

Who do I contact for more information?

Provincial Organ and Tissue Coordinating Program Manager
95-105 Rochford Street
4th Floor North, Shaw Building
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-5920


Published date: 
February 27, 2024